Re: Dip Stick Test SPAM ( was Re: [RML]

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 22:52:46 +1000

Macquarie Dictionary

Page 518

dip stick - a stick or rod inserted into a tank or motor-car sump to measure
the level of liquid it contains ;-)

Penguin Book of Australian Slang

Page 96

dipstick - a fool; crazy, mad or insane person; stupid person; person held
in contempt.


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----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew <andrew at>
To: <rainbowfish at>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 1999 16:53
Subject: Re: Dip Stick Test SPAM ( was Re: [RML]
> If I had a Macquarie Dictionary handy, Bruce, I could find the exact
> definition of "dipstick" as a derogatory term :)
> Cheers, Andrew